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change over down to about four months. >> reporter: if that happens perhaps one day individual owners could be able to customize not just the options inside but the design of the car itself. john hendron, al jazeera, knoxville, tennessee. check out our website. >> police question prison workers in new york as the manhunt continues for two convicted murderers who broke out of a penitentiary. >> i asked what the hell are you doing in my yard. >> the neighbors who saw the men as police try to track the convicted killers down. >> the last of the so-called angola three ordered to be released in louisiana after four decades in prison, but the state is launching an appeal to keep
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albert wood cox in jail. >> former house speaker dennis hastert facing charges of financial fraud. was he trying to cover up sexual abuse? this is al jazeera, good morning, live from new york city i'm randall pinkston. the manhunt is entering a fewer day for two convicted killers who broke out. investigators are trying to figure out if the elaborate escape was an inside job or result of a security breakdown. >> the escape raises so many questions. did the inmates have blue paints of the underground structure who heard hem drilling and how does they get their hands on power tools? >> investigators are focusing on prison employees and contractors doing maintenance work to see
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who may have helped two convicted killers with their escape in upstate new york. this prison worker, joyce mitchell was questioned. the he is skip is the first if the correctional facilities 170 year history. the new york governor said the assumption is that the inmates had inside help. correction officials say no tools from inside the prison are missing, raising the question if outside contractors helped out. david southwest and richard matt got their hands on power tools slicing through the steel behind their beds. they busted through a brick call and steam pipe, escaping through a locked manhole leaving behind only this. these nearby residents say they may have been the first to see the convicted killers spotting them dressed in jeans walking in their back yard around 12:30 saturday morning, two
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hours after they were last seen behind bars. >> i asked them what the hell are you doing in my yard, get the hell out of here. >> he said sorry, i didn't know where i was. i'm on the wrong street. they say the convicts ran off. >> richard matt escaped from jail in 1986. the state is offering a regard of $100,000 for information leading to their capture. >> community leaders in cleveland plan to file a request this morning demanding murder charges in last year's shooting dealt of tamir rice. they are invoking a seldom used ohio law to ask a judge to i am policy the charges. prosecutors have not said when they will announce the results of their review of the case. the 12-year-old was carrying a plastic appellate gun when an officer shot him. >> a federal judge ordered the state to release albert wood cox, the last of the angola
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three. he had been in solitary confinement forth years. >> that's right. the judge cited several reasons for his order including his age, 68 years old and his poor health. he has been in the louisiana state penitentiary for 43 years almost all of it in solitary confinement. he was convict have armed abry and for killing a prison guard during a riot. it is said that solitaire confinement had a clear affect upon him. there was "prejudice done to wood cox spending those 40 years in solitary confinement." he was tried tries for the guard's death bolt convictions later overturned. we should state he is appealing the judge's order.
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his release may not happen today or tomorrow. >> he is one of the angola three. what happened to the other two. >> they became members of the black panther party while in prison. one was granted a new trial and released. king was released in 2001 after his conviction in the death of a fellow inmate back in 1973 was reversed. he spent 29 years in solitaire and now is a public speaker. >> angola notorious prison. >> calls for a white texas police officer to be fired after pulling a gun on black teenagers at a pool party. hundreds marched from an elementary school to the pool in dallas. demonstrators say putting him on leave is not enough. video has gone viral. place say they were responding to calls about unwelcome teenagers at the pool. >> former house speaker dennis
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hastert is due in court later today. he will be arraigned in charges of violating federal banking laws and lying about it. there are suggestion the money was being used to cover up sexual abuse. >> after nearly two weeks in hiding dennis hastert will emerge this afternoon at the federal courthouse in chicago. during his arraignment at 2:00 p.m. local time, the former republican speaker will formally enter a plea before a federal judge, get processed by u.s. marshals and likely be released on his own recog any cans. it is expected to produce a media presence similar to when rod blagojevich was arrested. hastert was a high school wrestling coach before his career in politics. after leaving congress, it is suggested he tried to conceal
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$1.7 million in hush payments to individual a described as a former yorkville high school student that hastert allegedly sexually abused decades ago. he faces a charge of lying about the cash withdrawals to the f.b.i. the former house speaker intends to plead not guilty and mount a vigorous defense. he hired long time work d.c. criminal defense attorney tomas green. a trial is not expected to begin for at least a year. david shuster, al jazeera. >> there are reports of coalition gains this morning in the battle against isil in iraq. iraqi forces backed by j led airstrikes opened supply lines to baiji home to the country's largest oil refinery where a battle has raged for months. it lies between baghdad and mosul. the pentagon is ready ready to declare the town or refinery as under complete iraqi control. president obama admits the j
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does that the have a complete strategy to deal with isil in iraq. speaking at the g7 smith he said the pentagon is reviewing its plans but the responsibility for defeating isil is on the backs of the iraqi. >> it is a pleasure to be with prime minister abaddi and his delegation. >> president obama met with iraqi prime prime minister abaddi and pledged to in his words wrap up training have iraqi troops who are the lynch pin of his isil strategy. >> we are going to continue to ken industries for iraqi forces to mount a successful campaign. >> the u.s. has 3,000 troops in iraq training local forces. the president said the problem is there are not enough raw iraqi recruits to turn into battle hardened fighters.
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he's ordered the pentagon to figure out how to train more faster and ask iraq to find more willing trainees. that part of the plan the president says is a work in progress. >> we don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part have iraqi's, as well, about how recruitment takes place how that training takes place. >> prime minister abaddi blames recent setbacks on the ability of isil to get fresh reinforcements from seasoned fighters who easily cross the turkish bored into syria and make their way to iraq. >> the problem resides in the foreign fighters, the influx that goes into syria and iraq and creates more bloodshed destruction and the bloodshed and blood spilling of the in sents. >> on the ground in iraq are small glimmers of success. in baiji iraqi troops are
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making progress. after weeks of urban combat, they broke through isil lines and established a supply route to reinforce beleague you arid troops holding a section of the refinery. now the forces are taking control of the southern part of the city. the iranian made artillery have been supporting bolt advances, though it is not clear ma is manning the guns. then there is ramadi. >> one round we lost was in ramadi. i say we lost it temporal. >> isil controls ramadi, i'll iraqi forces mass to the east. there were skirmishes between the two cities, but iraqi forces are also gathering to the west in order to serve as a blocking force for the coming attack p.m. it's a classic hammer and anvil maneuver. what's really needed, says president obama is another sunni awakening in anbar like the one that helped defeat al-qaeda in
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iraq in 2006 and 2007. >> we've seen sunni tribes who are not only willing and prepared to fight isil, but have been successful at rebuffing isil. it has not been happening as fast as it needs to. >> jami mcintire, al jazeera the pentagon. >> climate change was up for discussion at the g7 meeting the nations reaffirming their goal to limit global warm to go two-degree celsius that standard established six years ago. china and india, two of the world's biggest green house gas emitters are not part of the g7 and did not agree to the standards. >> the united nations is out with a new list of countries and groups that allegedly violate children's rights during armed conflicts until the last moment, the list included hamas and the israeli army for their actions but in a rare move, the u.n. secretary general removed them from the final draft. james bays reports.
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the evidence is overwhelming, the deaths of children in gaza were reported on video. 540 children were killed. u.n. general secretary ban ki-moon in his annual report on armed conflict in his report does not include israel on the list of country that is kill children. israel and armed that palestinian groups were in the original draft drown up by the u.n. special rich. >> the draft report had israeli and palestinian armed groups on it. >> yes. >> when i have the came back down stairs, it didn't have them on anymore. is that true? >> yes but this means that the decision of the secretary general, we are supposed to prepare the decision of the secretary general. we are not the ones who decide.
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>> there was my level lobbying by israel and the u.s. to persuade ban ki-moon to keep israel off the list. >> there's no other explanation than it was a political decision. >> did ban ki-moon bow to political pressure. >> member states have never been shy in expressing their opinion to the secretary general but what should be in or out of the report whether this report this year or in prefers years ultimately it's the secretary general's report. he stands by it. >> you just need to read this full report to see the obvious contributions. the report says the number of palestinian school children killed in 2014 be was the third highest anywhere in the world. it says the number of schools damaged or destroyed was the highest anywhere in 2014. then you look at the annex the list that's supposed to summarize it all listing among
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other things, parties and states that kill or maim children or engage in attacks on schools and israel's name is not there. james bays, al jazeera, at the united nations. >> a spokesman for israel's foreign minister backs ban ki-moon's decision say israel takes all possible steps to protect children during the war. we have more from jerusalem. >> it's unlikely that israel will make an official statement with rewards to not being included on that list that the u.n. secretary general releases every year. israel, of course is very sensitive when it's included in such terms. it's very clear that the lobbying that we understand that was going on by israel and the united states was successful, so the government i also no doubt very pleased in saying that child rights campaigners in the
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occupied territories are very upset at this news, saying you only have to look at the statistics to show that israel in their view is a repeated violator of children's rights and safety. they say if you look at the statistics in gaza alone during israel's 50 day bombardment of the coastal trim, more than 500 children were killed, many more injured. they say that alone would warrant israel being put on that list. it would appear the lobbying by israel and the united states on the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon was successful and the government is no doubt very pleased at that success. >> reporting from jerusalem. >> forgiving student debt. students at some for-profit schools will not have to pay billions in federal loans and tax payers will foot the bill. >> retiring from medicine for patient safety. doctors debating when to call it quits.
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development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... >> welcome to al jazeera america. coming up on 7:48 eastern time, taking a look at today's top stories. one died and 11 others hurt after a fire at a fuel depot in ukraine. the fire broke out in kiev last night, spread to at least 16
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tanks and triggered one major explosion. three firemen are missing. >> hong kong warning residents not to travel to south korea enough that a seventh person has died from mers. eight new cases were reported overnight in south korea. thee thousand are in quarantine and thousands of schools closed. >> for the first time, a same-sex couple has married in guam. the couple tied the knot early this morning. they are the first same-sex couple to get married in a u.s. territory. a federal judge on friday throughout guam's restrictions against gay marriage. >> the department of education will forgive much of the debt for students at corinthian colleges after widespread protests by tomorrower students. forgiving that debt could cost taxpayer $3 billion. those who attended the locations say it's a small step towards
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justice. we have this report. >> at 33, michael thought that he would be living the american dream. >> i was ready to guest ahold of a nice career that would enable me to find someone special in my life start a family, do the whole nine yards. >> instead he said he was trapped in a for-profit college nightmare. >> i was exactly that kind of sponge where they could just soak me into their pool of life's and greed and just squeeze me for everything that they could pick up. >> in fact, everest college a subsidiary have corinthian colleges took 37 colleges in federal loans that he was responsible for paying back. according to a 2011 study by the national bureau of economic research students who attend for-profit institutions are more likely to be unemployed, have higher debt and more likely to default on their loans.
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>> we asked education secretary arnie duncan whether enough is being done to help them. >> i also the department of education on high alert with this problem now? >> when for-profits are taking taxpayer money and leaving their students in a worst position that's untenable. we continue to attack that status quo very, very hard. >> it's clear. we need to get wall street out of education. >> according to a 2012 senate study, the average cost of a two year associates degree at a for-profit college stands at $35,000, as compared to $8,300 at a comparable community college. california representative mark tacano has seen enough and wants to end what he sees as a perverse cycle. >> it is a huge obstacle. i think if we can use this moment to shine a light on this horrible horrible way in which
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this horrible model of education for low income americans for single moms and our veterans, the way that the bad actors in the for-profit sector are being permitted to exploit the current system. >> now he and hundreds of others are refusing to pay their student loan debts and demanding to have them discharged. >> by the end of my time at everest, i accrued $37,162 in student debt. >> how much of that have you paid? >> none. >> how much do you intend to pay? >> none. >> we asked what secretary duncan was going to do about it. >> this is in some ways new territory. the past 15 years, we had four requests at the department for discharge and now numbers are much larger. we're working very, very hard and want to be as thoughtful as we can and where students have been wronged poorly served, we want to more than meet them
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halfway. >> >> one of the world's biggest banks is cutting 50,000 jobs as part of a move to cut costs by $5 billion over the next two years. 25,000 positions 10% of the workforce will be released from its investment bank. the rest of the jobs will go to underperforming businesses in turkey and brass still. >> when should a doctor retire? that's what the american medical association is trying to decide, looking to create guidelines on when to encourage physicians to hang up the stethoscope. a report says 240,000 doctors are over 65, that number has cad rupeleed and equals one out of every four doctors practices in the u.s. there are no national guidelines on how to make sure older doctors can still practice safely. all must meet state and licensing requirements during their career, but the a.m.a.
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warns changes in hearing vision and memory could affect a physician's competent as they age. only some hospitals require age-based screenings for doctors. >> chicago's largest mental health provider is the county jail. some inmates may actually be committing crimes just to get treatment. we go inside the big changes coming to cook county.
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>> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact. that make a difference. that open your world. >> this... is what we do. >> a new that leader at the main jail in chicago is shaking up the way mentally ill defenders are treated. half of the city's mental health clinics have been closed in the past four years the jail system for many has become the de facto treatment center. >> let me get three more. >> this is morning intake at the cook county jail in chicago. >> give me one out of four, please. >> the newly arrested go there for processing.
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>> how are you doing? my job is to help you ok? >> sometimes it sounds like an intervention. >> why are you drinking to much, anxious, depressed? don't lie to me, because i know that you have anger problems. ok you get angry like zero to 10 just like that? ally montgomery is the director of mental health advocacy. >> any suicidal thinking? ever feel sad for no reason? >> they screen 59 detainees while 18 self identified at having mental health conditions, the mental health professionals at the jail will find more. >> you're not shooting straight with me. i'm like your mom for the day all right? >> most are here for petty crime. >> we're looking for schizophrenia abanxious side
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disorder and ptsd. >> lockup is becoming the asylum for chicago's mentally ill. cook county is the largest single silent jail in the country. 9,000 inmates on any given day 2500 to 3,000 of them suffer some type of psychological illness. that fact makes cook county jail the largest mental health provider in illinois. some go to desperate lengths to get help. >> do you find people who deliberately commit crimes just to get back here to get care? >> yes. >> what does that say about the state of your mental health care system? >> it's been a dirty little secret for a long time. it's a population no one gives a crap about and we do and we have to do something. >> cook county gets a new unique director breaking the mold for how the mentally ill of treated behind bars. >> al jazeera chicago. >> you can see the full report tonight at 8:00 p.m. on al
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jazeera. >> despite a rocky start the women's team won its first game in this year's world cup beating australia 3-1 thanks in large part to the goalie. >> she saved us. i told her as we were walking off the field at half, thank you. she literally saved our rear ends a first time in the first half. >> all that have despite the fact she has been dealing with troubles off the field accused of slamming her nephew's head against the floor. her crucial saves kept the game alive. the u.s. team is expected to carry through the world cup. >> i was able to settle the team a little bit. i think we struggled in possession a little bit. i just wanted to calm the team and do what i could in terms of possession and driving all the way to goal. >> an assist to seal australia's fate the u.s. ranked first in
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group d., called the group of death. ski stephanie sy is back in two minutes with more aljazeera america morning news. keep up on
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>> a massive manhunt for a pair of conviction killers who escaped a new york prison. police ask if a woman who worked at the jail helped the men get out. >> the last of then angola free if he would in solitary confinement for more than four decades is ordered released from jail. >> dennis hastert facing financial fraud charges. >> the u.s. plan to say wipe out loan payments for students of
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the corinthian colleges. it could cost taxpayers billions. >> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. two convicted killers who broke out of a new york prison are on the run. they could be anywhere by now. investigators are now trying to figure out if they had inside help to pull off their stunning escape from the jail near the canadian border. we have more. >> good morning. this escape raises so many questions. did the inmates have blue paints of the prison's underground structure? who heard them drilling and how did they get their hands on power tools. >> investigators are focusing on prison employees and contractors doing maintenance work to see who may have helped two convict killers with their escape in upstate new york. this prison worker, joyce mitchell was questioned.
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the escape is the first in the facilities 170 year history. >> we do not know if they had access to a vehicle bepresume they may have, as well as they may have received assistance in their escape effort at least outside the secure perimeter of this facility. >> correction officials say no tools from inside the prison are missing, raising the question if outside contractors helped out. what is certain is that somehow david sweat and richard matt used power tools to slice through the solid steel behind their beds. they stuffed makeshift dummies into their bed and wound through the balls of the prison, busting through a brick wall and steam pipe escaping through a locked manhole about a block from the prison leaving behind only this. nearby residents say they may have been the first to spot the killers, walking in jeans in their back yard around
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12:30 saturday morning two hours after they were last seen behind bars. >> i said what are you are doing in my yard? get the hell out of here. he was like sorry, i didn't know where i was i'm on the wrong street. >> the convicts ran off. >> one of the prisoners rich chart matt escaped from jail in 1986. the state is average a reward of $100,000 leading to their arrest. >> a retired f.b.i. agent who oversaw fugitive cases joins us this morning. good morning. thanks so much for your time. what are investigators doing at this point in the escape to find the fugitives? >> they're taking a multi-tear approach, kind of a shotgun approach certainly they have to look at inside the prison. that happened at the moment this escape occurred. the sophistication and the planning would indicate an inside job. they've been interviewing employees and inmates because they are a great source of
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information. that's probably what led them to this information that they had this close relationship with one of the employees on the inside. they're also doing the routine fugitive tracking on the outside. at this point they're probably not doing much foot traffic example, looking for the way they went through the woods or aerial surveillance. there might be a way out now because of the escape, checking cameras and cars for traffic speaking to store keepers, to the residents and looking to track the movement. this one individual who thinks he saw them in the back yard, that's important information to put them in a certain place at a certain time and give them a direction of travel. it will follow facts looking for cameras and witnesses they'll be checking police reports for suspicious activity that may have occurred prior to the break any traffic stops that were made, tickets given out. they're going to take all this information and analyze it to
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give them more leads. >> what do you think the fugitives are doing now are they staying in one place? are they moving. >> i think right now they're staying low. i think they planned this well. i believe they were met somewhere outside the prison, given the level of planning behind this and keeping a low profile now while the hunt for them is hot. it will cool off in time, just out of logistics. at a certain point, they will scale back what they're doing it won't be as intense then they'll make the next move. >> eventually, they have to get food and shelter. they can't lay completely low. >> that's correct. they're going to have to come out of hiding at a certain point. they broke out to get their freedom. they're going to connect with people they know, the contacts they made over the years to get established, good food, shelter probably a false identity. during that time they emerge, more information will come to law enforcement and they will be caught. >> what is the greatest potential danger to the public at this point that they somehow
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get weapons. >> or that somebody stands in their way of escape. for example the fact that someone possibly confronted them and they weren't hurt is a fortunate incident, that they weren't confronted, but if they want a car, for example we haven't heard of carjackings or robberies or home invasions which would indicate they are getting help from the outside. the biggest threat is someone standing between them and their freedom. if you see them, do not confront them call law enforcement. >> former f.b.i. agent michael tabin, thank you sir. really appreciate it. >> community leaders in cleveland plan to file a request this morning demanding murder charges in last year's shooting death of tamir rice invoking a ohio law to ask the judge to i am policy the charges. prosecutors have not announced the results of their review of the case. the 12-year-old was carrying a plastic pellet gun when officers shot him in a park last year. >> new calls for a texas police
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officer to be fired after he pulled a gun on teenagers at a pool party. hundreds marched from an elementary school to the pool in mckinney. one officer is on administrative leave. demonstrators say that is not enough. >> i'm not indicting the entire police department, because i saw some people doing the right thing. this guy was out of control and i'm not going to stop until he is fired. >> i'm guessing he thought we were saying rude stuff to him. he grabbed me and he like twisted my arm and i was like telling him that he can get off me because my back was hurting really bad. >> police say they were responding to calls about unwelcome teenagers at the pool. the officers shown in the video has not commented publicly about what happened. >> a federal judge ordered that the last member of the angola three be released from jail. he has been in solitary confinement in angola for 43
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years in louisiana. john henry smith is here with more. for activists this was a decision decades in the making. >> he has been in prison for decades, 68 years old and longs proclaimed his in sense. despite the order for his immediate release, he is not free yet. >> 40 years in solitaire is long enough for albert wood cox the district court ordering his immediate release. the court barred the state from holding a second retrial of him on charges that he killed a guard during a prison riot in 1972. he could be set free as early as wednesday. the judge cited several reasons for his order including his age and poor health. in his ruling, the judge said there were no witnesses available for the retrial and there was prejudice done to him by spending 40 years in solitary confinement. the judge expressed doubt the state could provide him with a fair third trial.
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supporters who long called for his release expressed concern that the state of louisiana will appeal the judge's ruling. state communications director said the state would appeal to make sure this murderer stays in prison and remains full lip accountable for his actions. he is one of those known as the angola three. they became members of the black panther party while in prison, a fact he believes kept him in solitaire. wallace died days after a judge freed him and granted him a new trial in 2013. king was reds in 2001 after his conviction if the death of a fellow inmate in 1973 was reversed. king spent 29 years in solitaire and is now a public speaker. >> the case of the angola three has drawn international condemnation and become the subject of to documentaries. amnesty international said the time in solitaire has affect him
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psychologically and constituted torture. >> the suicide of a former inhale at new york city's main jail is prompting calls for changes. the mayor will push for reforms. this weekend a 22-year-old killed himself. he was jailed at reichers for three years as a teenager, even though never convicted of a crime. he was released in 2013 but struggled with mental illness. >> former house speaker dennis hastert is due in court today being arraigned on violating federal banking laws and lying about it. there are suggestions the money was used to cover sexual abuse. >> after two weeks in hiding, dennis hastert will emerge this afternoon at the federal courthouse in chicago. during his arraignment at 2:00 p.m. local time, the former republican speaker will formally enter a plea before a federal judge, get processed by u.s. marshals and likely be released
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on his own recognizance. it is expected to produce a media presence similar to when rod blagojevich was arrested. hastert was a high school wrestling coach before his career in politics. the endictment alleges after leaving congress, it is suggested he tried to conceal $1.7 million in hush payments to individual a., described as a former yorkville high school student that hastert allegedly sexually abused decades ago. he faces a charge of lying about the cash withdrawals to the f.b.i. the former house speaker intends to plead not guilty and mount a vigorous defense. he hired long time washington, d.c. criminal defense attorney tomas green. a trial is not expected to begin for at least a year. david shuster, al jazeera. >> president obama will defend his health care law in a speech today as he awaits a supreme
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court ruling which could undermine the affordable care act. the president will speak before the click hospital association about the law's benefits. the supreme court is considering whether subs decease could be legally provided through 34 state exchanges. >> are you married if he would was a staunch supporter of the 2003 war but in an interview said the idea that we could fashion a democracy in iraq seemed unrealistic. i was concerned about it when i first heard those words. rumsfeld said the places most -- he places blame for the situation in the middle east to president obama's unwillingness to confront isil effectively. >> the pentagon said the number of labs that received life anthrax samples is now 66. those labs are in 19 states, washington and three our countries. 31 people are receiving
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precautionary treatment for exposure in utah at a military base. investigators say so far no one has been infected and there is no known risks to the public. >> authorities in boston have made public a surveillance video showing the fatal police shooting of a man outside a pharmacy last week, saying he was plotting an attack and threatened them with a knife. his family feels very differently. >> the video is silently and hard to see. authorities say it clearly shows six officers slowly approaching rahim in boston. they step back and open fire, hitting the 26-year-old in the front, not in the back as his family alleged. >> there were multiple, multiple requests for him to put down that weapon. he was given every chance. >> officers got within four feet of rahim in a parking lot. moments after he fell, a school bus passed. the video does not clearly show that the suspect as police say was carrying a large military
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style knife. >> this unraveled to kicky that, you know, i believe my officers acted responsibly. >> his family says the video is far from clear saying in a statement it shows mr. rahim was breaking no laws when law enforcement tried to restrain his liberty. >> we couldn't see whether he was brand issuing a knife or not. it's 1/20 of the overall frame very far away. we captain be clear what transpired. >> authorities tracked rahim for month. influenced by isil, police say he was carrying out a plan to decapitate officers. his nephew has been charged with conspiracy and court documents say they laughed about the plan, with rahim saying i just got myself a nice little tool, good for carving, one of many sympathizer eggs's the f.b.i. says they are now tracking in all 50 states. >> we are monitoring them
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closely for any type of action, overt steps any mobilization factors and when we see those we are not taking the chance. >> jonathan betz, al jazeera new york. >> a new black eye for the t.s.a. an investigation finds dozens of airport employees were given security clearance even though they were on a terror watch list. officials say the t.s.a. has been vetting the workers with a list that was not as complete as the government said database. >> once in charge of security for the new york area's biggest airport, kenneth said the reason for the separate database was to check for any security errors. >> we need to put it in perspective. 73 people out of 900,000 we're talking about 99.998% of the time they get it right. certainly we're looking for 100% but the other side of that is if you are thinking your
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system is 100% effective you're not looking for holes. those of us who worked in the airport for years and home land security for years know that no system is 100%, so we always have overlapping layers of security. as you can see when the t.s.a. missed out on these people, the oi.g. did find them. there are other instances where they weren't caught in one layer of security but found later down the road. >> t.s.a. employees were found to repeatedly fail to detect fake explosives and weapons brought into airports. >> the ntsb will issue a report on a building explosion in new york city. the march 2014 blast killed eight people and injured 50 others. >> enbridge energy will pay nearly $4 million to settle claims over a 2010 oil spill in michigan. the money will go to the federal government and native american tribes. >> first lady mitch she will
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obama will speak at the graduation of a chicago high school. two years ago a student was shot and killed on her way home. she performed days earlier in the president obama's second inauguration with her drill team. >> for giving student loans former college students get relief after saying they were cheated out of an education. >> a t.b. scare in maryland, now health officials are retracing a woman's steps after she is diagnosed with a drug resistant strain.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:18 eastern. today's top stories, san francisco board of supervisors will consider proposals today that could restrict users of home sharing sites saying they squeeze out long term renters and drive up the cost of housing. >> a same sex calm has married in guam. the couple tied the knot earlier this morning. they are the first same-sex couple to get married in a u.s. territory. a federal judge on friday threw out guam's restrictions on as i same-sex marriage. >> military leaders insist there was no breach of army data after
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a hack. >> a former kappa brother is suing his university, saying the frat encourageling sexual assault, hazing and drug use. the most shocking accusation, that brothers kept a secret facebook page with photos of neighborhood women in compromising positions some unconscious. the university suspended the fraternity. he said he was ignored when he initially complained to the university about the behavior. >> i'm no hero and i'm certainly no martyr, but do believe that penn state can and must do much more. >> the national kappa delta chapter won't be recognized again by penn state until 2017.
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>> students from for profit college are getting debt written off for students who attended corinthian colleges. patricia you reported earlier this year about a debt strike launched by these students. how instrumental was that in bringing this decision? >> that pressured the department of education. earlier this year, we met one of the first corinthian student debt strikers who took the unprecedented step of refusing to pay back her federal student loans, arcing the department of education never should have made the funds available to corinthian in the first place. >> natasha horn's graduated cum laude with a paralegal associates degree from everest college in california, part of the for-profit education giant corinthian. today, the 26-year-old is back in her native missouri, working
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part time in a grocery store for minimum wage, honest work, but not the career everest promised her. >> they told us that we would have a job in the field that we studied within no more than six months. >> she couldn't get a foot in the door or transfer her credits to another college. she has nothing to show for her everest degree. >> $28,012. >> except $28,000 in federal student loan debt. >> corinthian was hit with state and federal lawsuits alleging the for-profit chain lied about job placement rates and predatory lending practices. all campuses have been sold off or shut down. the department of education is developing a process where any student who believes they were defrauded by their college can apply for federal student loan forgiveness. the plan has critics including
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the debt collective which helped organize the student debt strike pushing for an automatic forgiveness of student loans. the estimated cost of for giving loans is also drawing fire. senator lamar alexander accused the department of putting taxpayers on the hook for what a college may have done. >> somebody has to pay for it, right? do we know how much this could cost taxpayers? >> no one has any idea of the final price tag. if all the corinthian students who attended colleges for the past five years applied it would be three and a half billion dollars. that's a very narrow way of looking at the true cost of student loan debt. as i said before, you have to think of young people and students as the plank to know in our economic ecosystem. if they are crushed by debt. >> that ripples throughout the economy. >> exactly. >> difficult to quantify, in
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other words. patricia, thank you. >> one of the world's biggest banks is cutting 50,000 jobs, saying it's part of a move to cut costs by $5 billion over the next two years. some 25,000 physicians, 25% of the workforce will be eliminated. the rest of the jobs will be where there are underperform businesses. j.p. p.m. marry began chase plans to cut jobs. >> as bisi onile-ere reports this could be a model for the rest of the nation. >> you always knew from an early age that you were adopted? >> yes always, it's been common language in the house and it's just been a fact about me that i've always known. >> lindsey west never knew much about her past.
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the columbus ohio native began searching for her birth mother at 18. the first call she made was to an adoption agency in together. >> i called them and told them that i was under the impression at 18, i could call and get my records open and i was met with no that's not how it works. >> shut out by a that you sealed her original birth certificate she faced roadblocks for years. this past winter, the 30-year-old's lifelong journey took an unexpected turn. marsh 20, a new law went into effect unsealing the adoption files of more than 400,000 adoptees born between 1964 and 1996. west was among hundreds that day waiting to apply for her records. >> i was like a kid at christmas, there was no hesitation. >> two weeks later. >> to see her name was breath taking. it was like this is the person that i have been searching for. didn't even matter that she wasn't standing in front of me. i had the link to her i had
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wanted for so many years. >> she found her biological mother's email address and reached out. in may she met her parents married with three children. >> seeing your mom and siblings as your dad, do you see yourself in them. >> i have a picture standing between the two of them and i am her. a spitting image of her. >> we caught up with christina and her family at their home in together. >> how did you reach the decision to give your daughter up for adoption? >> i really did not have a lot of family support at the time. i was 17, i was a junior in high school. >> betsy norris is with the adoption network of cleveland. she pushed for the new open records law and says a number of states including missouri and new york are considering similar measures. >> i think a lot of people have looked to ohio to see how it's working and i hope that we've set a positive example for the other states. >> now west has a deeper understanding of who she is. >> so exciting.
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you do feel like you are complete. obtaining the information partially does that for you but every step you get to take afterwards completes a part of you that you didn't even necessarily know was missing. >> a new journey begins, separated by adoption, west and the ramseys are building a bond they hope will last a lifetime. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera columbus ohio. >> in today's digit albeit. >> hi, everybody. it's time for summer the you tube star with a summer long telethon to raise awareness about childhood hunger. kid president will kick off the event on you tube tomorrow. he wants more people to talk about the 22 million children who rely on lunches in the u.s. conagra will donate $700,000 to food banks across the country. >> trying to put an end to the schedule iron pipeline, it's the route bringing guns from south to north.
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an inside look at the massive effort to shut it down. >> plus the future in motion, why your next car maybe made with a 3-d printer and not on an assembly line.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:30 eastern, taking a local today's top stories. a massive manhunt on for two escaped killers who broke out of a new york prison near the canadian border. investigators are interviewing people to try and determine if the elaborate escape was an inside job. a $100,000 reward is offered for information leading to the prisoners' capture. >> we may learn if the last of the angola three will walk free. he has been in solitaire could not finement 43 years. he was wrongly convicted of armed robbery and killing a prison guard. the state is appealing the judge's decision. former house speaker dennis
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hastert is expected to be arraigned on violating federal banking laws and lying to the f.b.i. about it. prosecutors say hastert paid hush money to cover up past misconduct. there are accusations the money was used to cover up sexual abuse. >> stricter gun laws are fueling what law enforcement calls the iron pipeline smuggling guns from south to north. one state central to the pipeline is georgia. >> hello. how are you? >> this is little's bait and tackle shop in the small town of perry, georgia, one of nearly 4,000 licensed gun dealers in the state. clarence little is the owner. >> what channel with you with? >> aljazeera america. >> he sold the gun used to kill an officer in may. it was stolen from the pawn shop in 2011. this video caught the thieves in
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action. they took 23 weapons, nine ended up in new york city. >> the police never caught the guys that robbed your store? >> they were in ski masks and gloves. no. they never caught anything or anything anybody. >> the guns make their way up what's known as the iron pipeline an illegal trade route up 95 from southern states to new york. george. >> is ground zero. >> two new york city officers ambushed in their police cruiser in december were also killed by a georgia gun. >> what do you see to politicians up north in the northeast, like new york city that say, you know, these southern laws are way too lax and that's why our police
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officers up north are getting shot and that's why bad guys are trading guns? >> well, i'm going to tell you something. they got the same laws here as they do in new york when purchasing a gun. >> they are definitely more lax down here. >> why are they more lax here? >> well, the gun laws down here are lax because when you go to purchase a gun i mean it's -- you can carry it anywhere you like if you have the proper permits. you can't do that in new york or chicago or anything like that. >> i tell you what, here, we believe in protecting yourself. >> purchase ago firearm in the state of georgia is quite i simple. all you need is a georgia state i.d.o. driver's license. you go through a background check, which takes about 20 for 30 minutes and you can obtain a gun on line with no background check at all. georgia leads the country as a source of firearms used in
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crimes in other states. in 2013, 3,000 guns purchased legally in georgia were confiscated outside the state by police with florida running just behind, according to data from the bureau of alcohol tobacco and fire articles. we reached out to the a.t.f. they did not respond to our request for an interview. >> i was shocked when i heard it was one of our guns. >> upset it was a local gun that child officer brian moore perry police captain said law enforcement needs more funding to fight gun running. >> what the heck can be done to stop that, because it's clearly an issue. >>all. you know, other than putting you know, we have drug interdiction units out on the interstate that look for drugs that basically stop cars and try to deter drug trafficking and people, you know, transporting large amounts of money and narcotics back and forth by
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those same interdiction units are looking for weapons to stop folks on drugs. >> is there enough of them? >> in my opinion there's not enough police officers. >> georgia state representative rick jaspers is the author of the safe carry protection law which passed in april of 2014. it allows any georgia resident without a criminal report to purchase a firearm obtain a permit and carry the weapon in almost all public places across the state. critics have called it the guns everywhere law. >> there are some people that compare this gun trade up north to drug trafficking. would you say it's on that level? >> i don't know about it. i'm fortunate to say i've never been in new york city, so i don't know anything. i haven't investigated or tried to look at what goes on up in the northeastern corridor. my bills that i sponsored have all been around georgia and how we can strengthen our law make it fair for individuals but
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most of all make it effective that the law we have is easy to understand and effective. maybe that's what they need a little state legislature up there in new york to work on theirs too. >> jasper said the iron pipeline and gun running is media hype. >> i don't know that there's a bar acknowledge of weapons. i think that's another tidbit that's thrown out there by media consultants and different people that are trying to make something out of this, when they're really it. there are weapons unfortunately used recently were bought years ago legally and then lost track of them, as you do. you know, we know who bought it initially, but the subsequent owners you don't know. >> according to one report, nearly 2800 firearms were covered in new york's five borrows and traced back to georgia from 2005 to 2014. clarence little wants to sell his pawn shop and since the
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robbery has set up better cameras in his store. >> there's nothing that we can really do about it. the cops here in town, if they would spend more time in these areas where they sell guns, then you wouldn't have near the break-ins you're having. >> georgia law does not require the reporting of stolen guns, making it easy for people to buy guns sell them to criminals and later claim the guns were stolen making the iron pipeline even more difficult to clog and shut down. al jazeera perry georgia. >> teal corn is the research director for every town for gun safety. joining us to talk more about what can be done for drug trafficking, you may have heard he thinks this iron pipeline is a myth. is there really a bar acknowledge of guns coming from south to north? >> yeah, it's unfortunate that
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it's an unfortunate reality that it is, because, you know the lives of guns don't lie and the firearms that are recovered in new york city can be traced and 90% have the firearms that are recovered here are from states outside of new york. >> what really ends up happening is that the states with tougher gun laws are sort of at the mercy of states with laxer gun laws and new york city mayor bloomberg tried to address this. nine years ago he took some of these southern gun shops to court, but nothing seemed to come out of that. can this really be solved at the state level? >> the two ways to solve this are to identify the fueling of this illegal market for guns and changing the landscape so the guns seeping into the illegal market from george. >> >> that has to be done at the state level. >> the mayor sued a group of dealers who were settled and
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trained in best practices for selling guns. they actually saw a decline of the guns sold by 84%. the state of georgia has to take steps, because it threatens americans everywhere. >> is this serious enough of a problem not just on the east coast but other areas of the country that washington should be looking for carefully at gun trafficking? >> state laws matter, but when weaker laws affect other states, we need a federal solution. there needs to be a universal background check requirement. we've seen momentum on this issue, even in the last couple years, colorado, washington, oregon western gun owning states have passed laws requiring background checks for all unlicensed sails to make sure anonymous strangers can't buy and sell guns without a
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background check. >> do we know what percentage of violent crimes are attributable to illegal firearms from other states versus guns legally obtained? >> a majority were killed by people prohibited from having guns but got them anyway. that is a critical group of people to ensure that they aren't obtaining firearms. >> when you look at again robert's piece you had somebody in there basically saying we just need more police on the street. we need to do gun interdiction the same way we do drug interdiction. is that a viable approach to tackling gun trafficking? >> policing's incredibly important. i certainly trust law enforcement officers to take the best actions in that area, but it's much easier to prevent criminals from buying fire arms in the first place than try to identify them coming up the iron pipeline. closing down the sources moving
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from the liam to the illegal market is very important. >> thanks for joining us this morning. >> health officials are identifying people who may have been exposed to a patient who traveled in april from india to the u.s. through chicago. she also spent time in missouri and tennessee. tub burke closes usually attacks a patient's lungs but can hit the kidneys spine and brain. >> in south korea mers is putting the region on alert. >> india's prime minister is being frommed on twitter after making a controversial remark in
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bangladesh. attempt to go praise the prime minister of bangladesh for her efforts in combating extremist he said this: >> it is a happy moment for me that the bangladesh prime minister despite being a woman is fearlessly declaring zero tolerance toward terrorism. >> his comments went environmental. in and out the hash tag despite being a woman is trending on twitter with some users tweeting despite being a woman marie curie won a nobel prize. >> in today's environmental impact reports suggest why bees are dying off. experts say high aluminum contamination leads to dementia which kills bisi bees.
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>> the space agency tested out a landing system designed to bring supplies to mars, but it was a failure. the parachute didn't inflate and party to disintegrate. the same problem led to a redesign. they're now going back to the drawing board before one more redesign before a final series of tests. >> a better day in space for the light sale. this is an animation of what happened after two failed attempts. this huge piece of mile larr dough employed from a satellite a private project designed to show how solar power could fuel space travel. scientists hope it can reduce the cost of travel dramatically. >> the auto industry is undergoing a major revolution, driversless cars, and now buyers wilson be able to go on line, customize their car and print it in just 44 hours. we have more. >> this could be the shape of
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things to come, but the point is could be any shape at all except for its wheels, engine and suspension, the car's cited entirely out of carbon in fused plastic on a 3-d printer like this. jay rogers believes he's in the midst of transforming the auto industry as henry ford did more than 100 years ago. >> henry ford never had an internet. daimler never had the ability to be able to design with cad tools the way we had today. if you had those tools when they created the industry, they would have created it totally differently. >> the car with a motor and suspension is expected to quell from $18,000 and $30,000. it's not yet approved for public roadways and faces big speed burns on the road ahead included being taken seriously by critics. >> it seems a built like a toy.
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i've seen it being printed out. it is car size and something you can drive around in, but i don't know how people would be lining up to do so. >> at hole motor shops they say that misses the mark. it's merely a way of speeding up design and manufacturing. this design is one of an infinite array of possibilities. >> this car is a two seater electric model. the advantage of a 3-d car, it could be a four seater, you could change the cup holders the power train and the manufacturing pros is faster. when it's all over, it's recyclable, you can melt it down and build another. >> rogers, the grandson of the head of the indian motorcycle company foresees abexpanding array of styles. >> we are quick in the auto industry of making a single unit and the next unit. we can roll them off the line every 17 seconds. it takes 14 hours from start to finish.
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we are adding that tool to make it so that instead of seven years, we can change the model line time to change over down to about four months. >> if that happens perhaps one day, individual car owners could customize not just the options inside but the design of the car itself. al jazeera knoxville tennessee. >> despite a rocky start the u.s. women's team won the first game in the world cup defeating australia 3-1. they looked disjointed the first half hour, but several acrobatic saves led to two goals being scored. the u.s. now ranked first in group d. plays sweden friday. >> yogi berra could be rewarded, an on line petition seeking the congressional medal of freedom has received more than 100,000
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signatures. the white house will now respond to it. >> she is the first african-american and former professional player to lead the united states tennis association. we cat down with katrina to talk about getting minorities involved in the game. >> we are about growing the game putting people on the court, getting rackets in children's hands and keeping them in the game. it's about providing opportunities for inner city youth through our j.t.l. program. it's about inclusion. >> later tonight adams speaks about calling the shots at the u.s. open and her work in harlem creating champions on and off the court. there's tony playing tennis, by the way. you can see that full conversation at 6:30 eastern right here on al jazeera. >> a hidden black board unearths lessons learned 100 years ago. >> the new research that says what you need to know in preschool you can learn from a popular children's t.v. program.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. taking a look at today's top stories, one died and 11 hurt after a fire at a fuel depot in ukraine in kiev. it spread to 16 tanks and triggered one major explosion. three firefighters are missing. >> heavy rain in central and eastern china triggered landslides. media reporting more than 2,000 people have been evacuated. sections of major highways has been washed out. >> a riot at a brazilian youth detention center near sao paulo has ended. they lit fires on the roof. it happened sunday while the inmates were on free time playing football. ten prison workers were later released unharmed. >> on the culture beat, a landmark at one of new york's oldest museums. for the first time in its 118 year history the brooklyn museum now is led by a woman. john siegenthaler asked ann why
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it's taken so long. >> there's a glass ceiling. our word is like many other worlds like corporate america and it's taken women a while to ascend and we are ascending but it takes some time. >> i guess i think the art word word is progressive. >> we have women in leadership positions, the chief curators of many of our museums and have risen exponentially but in terms of an institution with billions and trillions of dollars of assets other boards have
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thought of them at male roles. >> were there people hoop raised questions about whether a woman could do this job? >> not to my face, they didn't. >> what do you want to do the first day? >> i'm trained as an art historian and i love the brooklyn museum, so the idea that i get to work with an extraordinary collection, we have one of the best african art collections in the country egyptian art collections you name it, this museum that extraordinary collections so i cannot wait to dive in and learn about them. in terms of my, you know, beginnings i'm going to listen very carefully. there are a lot of people who have long histories with this institution. i want to hear about their dreams and homes and their aspirations for the museum and i want to connect with the people who don't have those histories and learn about why not. >> you've got a personal history, personal connection to this museum. your mother grew up in flat bush and used to go to this museum, right? >> i hear these stories all the
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time. my mother used to be dropped off at the museum, she took her first art classes there. even two days ago meeting with new york city's park commissioner and he had his first art classes at the brooklyn museum. so many artists i know had their first art classes at the brooklyn museum. over 300,000 people have arts education classes there. >> other than your mother's interest at art why were you drawn into the art world? >> my parents father was a historian or want to be historian, my mother is an antique dealer. we grew up going to museums going to historical sites so i grew up in a family that really cared about visual culture and how it told us a lot about history and the lives and culture of other people. also i grew up in an environment that we were told again and again that our actions and our inactions mattered in the world.
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being in a museum for me is an opportunity to connect cultures and histories and stories that we all need to learn about in order to understand who we are as a society where we've come from and where we're headed. >> we know that public schools in many cases are under the gun when it comes to funds and art class and they're cutting art classes. how do you connect with the younger generation and try to turn them on to art? >> i think about our public schools and they have theater spaces dance studios music studios but in recent decades locked up. could we, mayor deblasio, put artists into our schools and actually have them activating these spaces and working with our youth? i hope so. i hope there's greater opportunity for them. >> clearly you've got the enthusiasm and the drive and are excited about this job. we're pleased that you've got it
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in, good luck. >> thank you very much. i'm thrilled to be here. >> a man who became famous for prosecuting charles manson died. bugvincent bugliosi made the manson family the centerpiece of his prosecution and his book, helter-skelter. >> tucked away in an oklahoma school hidden chalk boards surfaced giving us a glimpse into the past. randall pinkston joins us now with the details. good morning. >> even i am too young to know some of the math tricks preserved on those chalk boards. i do remember, however black boards and never saw any that looked like these. >> pilgrims, penmanship and pictures, all coated in dust. they were frozen in time and would have remained hidden, but
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then came the renovation at emerson high school in oklahoma city to make way for new white boards. they stripped off the old black boards and there they were, lessons learned a century ago. tradition thanksgiving stories about the pilgrims with carefully drawn and colored pictures. there's also math, basic addition and multiplication, tables on the black board a multiplication wheel. one colorful sketch is of a little girl in a pink dress. there's more here, an old pledge of allegiance along with the traditional musical scale and a calendar in chalk the last day marked wednesday december 28. what will become of these educational artifacts? a spokeswoman would the hope is to preserve them as a slice of school life for this generation and future ones. >> the school is 120 years old
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part of the metropolitan area project to jump date the schools. >> randall pinkston, thank you. >> good news for parents who sit their kids in front of the t.v. if you turn on sesame street, your child may learn as much as if they were in preschool. a study said the show helps improve school readiness. the benefits last through high school. the effect is pronounced for children who grow up in disadvantaged areas. >> coming up from doha, in iraq, the coalition is claiming a major gain against isil. that's it for us here in new york. thanks for watching. have a great morning.
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